MACON, Ga. (AP) – Former President Jimmy Carter has become a member of the board of trustees at Mercer University.
The Telegraph of Macon reports (
http://bit.ly/VYuU7c) that Carter joined the board at its meeting Friday in the Georgia city.
The 88-year-old Carter told the newspaper he was “very excited about what’s happening at Mercer” and was pleased to join the board, which has responsibility for overall policy-making for the college.
Deanna Congileo, a spokeswoman for The Carter Center, says Mercer’s board and the center’s board will be the only ones on which Carter serves.
Mercer President Bill Underwood said Carter brings a wealth of experience and that it was a “great honor for our institution to have someone of his stature.”
During Friday’s meeting, the board approved three new graduate degree programs.
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